Los Angeles Lakers-Boston Celtics: Four Critical Differences From 2008

For the 12th time Thursday, the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers will meet once again to renew the greatest rivalry in sports, on the world's biggest stage -- the NBA finals. Contrary to popular belief, however, this is not a match-up of old. Few things about the championship runs between the Lakers and the Celtics have remained the same since 2008, posing for possibly the greatest Finals meeting in decades. The following slide show presents the four major differences between their 2008 match-up in the Finals.Begin Slideshow


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